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sought. >>> president obama will cut his hawaiian vacation short today and return to washington to take part in "fiscal cliff" negotiations. >>> holiday sales grew at a weak pace this year. the weakest in four years. mastercard advisors spending pulse reports that sales in the two months before christmas increased .7% over last year. a lot of analysts expected sales to be up 3 or 4%. but wait, there is more. when i worked in retail when i was in college, christmas was busy enough. but the day after christmas? it was unbelievable! cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san leandro where after- christmas shopping has already started. >> reporter: yes, brian. it started at 5:00 this morning at the bay fair center in san leandro. according to a consumer reports poll about 1 in 7 adults will return a christmas gift so that's part of it. for the other part i'm joined live now with keith mchugh with the shopping center here braving the rain with us, as well. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> reporter: what brings shoppers out here the day after christmas? it's the holiday, you t
from washington. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers say president wants the country to fall over the cliff. >> we were going over the cliff before. that's what the president wants. >> john boehner failed to get vets in on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people earning more than a million dollars a year. on friday speaker painer and the president left with no deal, each making a parting pitch. >> i asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle- class americans, protects insurance for 2 million americans and laze the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's -- it would hurt jobs. >> reporter: the partisan bickering has put the country on the brink of a potential economic crisis. some long-time lawmakers dismid- by the perpetual gridlock. >> the first time i feel it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not; and if we allow that to happen, it will be the most colossal consequential act of irresponsibility. >> reporter: president obama says he'll cut his vacation short to hammer out
. bus bridges are in place from beach and hyde to washington and powell. plan for that if you take the powell-hyde line. capitol corridor train number 520 out of oakland up to 20 minutes late this morning. so getting busy. elsewhere as you work your way through the altamont pass one of our hot spots no accidents but it's slow as you work your way westbound. altamont pass towards livermore, and towards 680. eastbound some slight delays as you work your way through livermore, as well. 26 minutes now from the altamont pass to 680. looks like antioch loaded up, as well. one of our hot spots westbound 4 slow and go through antioch gets better once you hit the eastshore freeway. a closure on one-way traffic control happening at devil's slide today. we have some video of the area. one-way traffic will be in effect between linda mar and the northport tal bridge area of devil's slide. parts of highway one will be closed to prepare for the next storm. that's 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. >>> folks around the bay area today we have some more rain coming in our direction a lot of cloud outside not much in
to 135 miles per hour. >>> president obama is back in washington this morning hoping to pull the country away from the "fiscal cliff." he took the red eye from hawaii overnight. senators are set to work today on a plan to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." but house gop leaders say they will not return to washington unless the senate passes a bill. with no deal on the horizon, a new poll finds the gop gets the biggest share of the blame for the stalemate. >> both sides here have a problem with the american people and it's why congress has 11% job approval rating. >> even starbucks is gettingismy for an agreement. its employees are writing "col together" on coffee cups in d.c. to try to encourage compromise. >>> hawaii's lieutenant governor brian shots will replace the late democratic senator daniel inouye who died of respiratory complications last week. on the day he died he wrote to the governor asking for a female representative to replace him. she made it to the final round of consideration but did not win the nomination. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is in intensive car
. >> but not well. >>> all right in other news, one of the president's last acts before leaving washington it caught some holiday travelers off-guard. cbs 5 reporter grace lee shows us how an unexpected federal holiday scuttled some christmas vacations. >> i'm really upset because i don't know we could have done -- at this point i don't know what we can do now. just wait. we've been here since 7:30 in the morning. the appointment was at 9:00. >> reporter: stranded on christmas've the same story for -- eve, the same story for dozens who were supposed to renew or pick up passports today. some had confirmation numbers and appointments scheduled for today including aiden key. he's separated from his family. to see his wife and 2-year-old tomorrow. >> it's extremely frustrating and disappointing that i can't see them either for my wife's birthday or any daughter for christmas. >> reporter: the passport agent we citizen supposed to be -- agency was supposed to be open today but in a last-minute decision on friday the president declared christmas eve a federal holiday. federal workers complained that he sh
look at the issue. there's a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. >> have there been visitors pouring into town in the aftermath of this that has gained so many attention? >> reporter: there are a lot of visitors interest neighboring towns here in connecticut. they have all been stopping by the several makeshift memorials that have been erected in the middle of town. they are dropping off cards and notes, balloons, even teddy bears, or just stopping to reflect and remember the slain people. >> marlie hall live in newtown, thank you. >>> 'tis the season to give and the glide foun
of market to stockton and washington streets. the plan would also require digging up a section of columbus avenue in north beach to extract equipment when the project is done. merchants and residents complain it will wreck the neighborhood and ruin business. a group of businesses has already filed a lawsuit over plans to dig the massive hole in north beach. stay tuned there. >> no kidding. >>> 6:15. let's check the roads. >> gianna is in for liz today. good morning. >> good morning. we have a couple of things brewing on the roads. first of all, reports of an accident northbound 101 right at 3rd between candlestick and 3rd blocking one lane. that vehicle hit the guardrail. not seeing too many delays just yet. it's still early this morning. but again, if you are planning on taking 101 this morning, here's a live look at conditions. traffic flowing along. you might see some activity there on the right shoulder. 280 looks like a good alternate in the meantime if you want to use that instead. golden gate bridge an easy ride out of marin county. 13 to 14 minutes from san francisco. great highway
of washington. dozens of gay and lesbians got in line to pick up marriage licenses at the county courthouse of every in seattle. governors signed the measure into law yesterday. the state has a three-day waiting period. so the earliest weddings could take place over the weekend on sunday. >>> the feds are targeting a baby recliner maker after five babies died using the product. this is a new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the cpsc says the device poses substantial risk of injury and in some cases death to babies. the first two versions of the nap nanny were recalled after four deaths. the commission says it has received more than 70 reports of children nearly falling out of those recliners. >>> it's 6:20 right now. who has just been named head coach at cal. >> and it's an 18-foot fadeaway a buzzer beater that earned our play of the day. we have it coming up. >> very stormy weather around the bay area. lots of snow though in the high country if you have to get up there to ski, here's the snow report. more on your weather coming up. ,,,, at bank of america, we're continuing to lend
of another fire. >>> this is what our storm look like when it was up in washington. it was a powerful storm that caught some unprepared drivers off guard up at washington state. the driver lost control on i- 90. he was helped by a tow truck when a second vehicle lost control and struck the tow truck driver. the man was killed instantly. falling snow caused dozens of spinouts up there. the interstate had to be shut down. >>> and that's what it look like in washington. we got snow in our own mountains well east of the bay area. i don't know. is mount hamilton lick maybe a dusting? maybe not? maybe by wednesday? >> not quite yet. we don't have the cold sector moving over the bay area just yet but that will change as we'll see a lot of cold air sweeping in, in the next couple of days. outside our high-def doppler radar showing you just some light scattered showers around most of the bay area. you see a lot of that piling up in the santa cruz mountains enough to get roads slick but we have one line making its way toward vallejo, you can see the cell sliding in this direction across the 80. so to
christmas. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> today's meeting will be the first time president obama and all four leaders of the house and senate have met in person since november 16. >> time to get it done. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be back to work next week after three weeks off after a concussion she suffered when she fainted fighting a stomach virus. she is looking forward to resume her schedule, including testifying before congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last september. >>> retired general known as "stormin' norman" has passed away. norman schwartzkopf died of complications from pneumonia yesterday in his home in florida. he was raised in the army and spent his life in fact military of. while in vietnam he famously rescued a wounded soldier by marking land mines with shaving cream. of course later he commanded the american led coalition in the iraq war. schwartzkopf was 78. >>> time now 6:10. families torn apart before they even meet their children. the political issue causing russia to ban american adoptions. >> plus it ha
negotiations in washington are really coming down to the wire now. cbs news's danielle nottingham joins us live from d.c., where the house is set to convene in an hour. >> reporter: good morning. the senate will reconvene a couple of hours after that. and over the weekend, the senate's two top leaders couldn't work out a deal, so they asked vice president joe biden to step in and try to help. and with just hours to go until this deadline, it's unclear if we'll see a deal today. lawmakers left the capital sunday night without a deal but leaders from both parties expressed their willingness to continue working. >> there's still significant distance between the two sides. but negotiations continue. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: some progress was made sunday when republicans dropped a proposal to slow social security growth. but the main sticking upon the between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000. while many congressiona
warnings from the u.n. in washington says it successfully launched a loaning range rocket this morning. the north american aerospace defense command confirms an object was launched into argument claiming they sent a satellite into space for peaceful use. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another fell into the east china sea. and a thirst part fell into the pacific ocean -- a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> millionaire fugitive john mcafee is released from a detention center. he was taken into custody last week after sneaking into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with a murder. a guatemalan judge gave mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation order is out. >> hope he is writing a book while he is going through all this. >> so bizarre. >> i would read it. strange, strange. >>> how about some traffic now at 6:14? liz, it's all yours. >> thank you. let's go towards the bay bridge. we are just getting word of a new accident just past the pay gates. the metering lights are on. so you can see delays now as far b
but stalemate in washington continues, the white house demanding tax hikes on the top 2%. president obama lowered the amount from 1.6 to $1.4 trillion. that's not good enough for the republicans holding out for cuts to programs like social security. congressional leaders warn lawmakers not to make holiday travel plans. they will work to the last minute. >>> it's been a busy morning for all things business. >> certainly. he has plenty of new numbers from washington and some new maps from apple and this would be jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: and we have some decent news on the economy but that's largely being overshadowed by the "fiscal cliff" talks. a lot of worries on wall street if an agreement can't be reached by the end of the year. but as far as of the economy goes, decent news especially on the job market. the labor department reporting that first time unemployment claims fell by 29,000 to 343,000 the lowest level in two months and the second lowest level of the year. it suggests hiring is outpacing firing. the four-week ave
, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> in washington, arizona senator john mccain said the u.s. should consider all options to prevent chemical attacks in syria, including military intervention. >> as for the crisis in cairo president obama has made a phone call to mohammed morsi. the white house says he expressed concern about the deaths and injuries of protesters there. r morsi's supporters have been clashing with his opponents. they're upset that morsi gave himself sweeping powers that place him above judicial oversight. >>> john mcafees deportation back to police is being delayed after being hospitalized for chest pains. he's back in a guatemalan jail cell. authorities in belize want to question mac afee about his neighbor's murder. >>> and san francisco health officials are pointing out an increase in meningitis cases among gay men in new york city. over the past year there have been 12 documented cases of the disease among gay men in new york including three new cases in the past six weeks that recently prompted health officials in new york to expand thei
are making their wish list for santa. >> and at the top of two little washington state girls, it's dad. 9-year-old brooklyn and rachel christiansen haven't seen their father in nine months because he was serving in afghanistan but with help from mom, santa delivered. >> just wish real hard. >> daddy. >> when i deployed, you know, my wife and i were talking about coming home and doing something special for the girls. kind of surprised them a little bit. >> do you know how much i missed you two. >> oh, look at that, the christiansen family has only been together five of the last 26 months and the wife, she found out last week that her husband would be home for christmas, so she helped set this reunion up. i always love this. >> nine months, a long time for an 8 or the 9-year-old, let alone, 25 month apart. >>> we're showing off some of the bay areas best holiday lights,. >> who's got the best, a home in millway, courtesy of the lights of the valley.com. that's impressive. they have new props and songs and is broadcast on 88.1fm. e-mail your photos at mornings @ cbs5.com. and post them on fa
to unspecified crimes. he is reportedly known in his home state of washington as kenneth bay a 44-year-old tour operator of north korean descent. the government is offering no other details but claims the crimes have been proven through evidence. >>> another setback for the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. house speaker john boehner couldn't round up the votes he needed to pass plan b, the gop's measure to avoid the "fiscal cliff" so he canceled the vote. plan b is designed to prevent automatic tax hikes on people making less than $1 millio a year. boehner says it's up to the president and democrats to make the next move. >>> some 800 bay area jobs are heading out of town. chevron plans to move those spots to houston over the next two years. however, it plans to keep its corporate headquarters in san ramon. the jobs are mostly technical positions dealing with information and advanced energy technologies. that part of company is based in texas. >>> the san mateo planning commission has recommended a 7- eleven store be shut down less than two weeks after it opened. the building on north san mateo dri
stand-up. this comes after his arrest in washington sunday following a bar fight and multiple arrests on the west coast. the last three weeks including one right here in oakland on november 14. he is scheduled to be in court in seattle tomorrow. and you have heard this guy before? you say he is pretty good? >> yeah. he has been on shows before and he's pretty funny. i don't know what happened. >> it's been a tough couple of weeks. >>> let's check the roads. >> gianna, that's your job. how's it looking? >> not so good. we have a laundry list of accidents. first of all, on the south bay north 101 at mckee blocking languages tracked backed up. 880/237, we are starting to see a bit of a backup there, as well. if you are working your way north 17 at scotts valley road a wreck in lanes. chp on scene. south 101 at cesar chavez reports of a traffic alert now. major report on the northbound side, as well. chp on scene there. we'll get more details but 101 slow as you work your way in both directions. north 280 at alemany accident on the right shoulder
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it's washington or san francisco? >> well, i have been trying to avoid crises. so we have our budget increasing, we have good revenues going. so i think locally we're doing okay. >> but we do have to watch out. >> all those things you always wind up having them in the office at the 11th hour, 59th minute, kicking and screaming. why? >> we politicians, phil are different from most people. we really do try to find the perfect answer. and it just takes longer. >> oh, come on. [ laughter ] >> you guys just can't stick around and agree. >> it doesn't work that way. >> you mean boehner and obama are look for the perfect answer? >> everybody is elected and everybody wishes to make good on their promises and clearly, you have to keep the debate going until you appeared to be the winner. >> so it is about winning, then. >> for politicians, probably yes. i have to say so. everybody has different things in play all the time. sometimes they are waiting for the right moment and waiting for circumstances that don't happen. >> how much of it is winning and how much is losing gracefully and saying
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